• Imbue


    From Latin imbuō ("wet, moisten").

    Full definition of imbue


    1. (transitive): To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.The shirt was imbued with his scent.
    2. In general, to act in a way which results in an object becoming completely permeated or impregnated by some quality.The entire text is imbued with the sense of melancholy and hopelessness.

    Usage notes

    Imbue takes meaning from the word imbibe, which means "to absorb or to be filled with".

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